The State Board of Education is made up of 19 members – 11 of these members are elected, the remaining eight are appointed by the governor. Also, The chairs of the education committees of the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate serve as non-voting ex officio members. The Superintendent of Public Instruction serves as secretary of the State Board of Education.
The 11 Board of Education districts elect their representatives in a non-partisan race, so there is no Primary.
The Board of Education districts are built around 3 Ohio Senate districts. Each BOE district is made up of three Senate Districts. You need to find out what senate district your in, then use the table below to figure out what Board of Education district your in.
A quick way to find your Senate district, go to the Secretary of State site, enter your name and county, and it will return your current voter registration information, including you Senate and House districts.
Ballot Requirement – 100 valid signatures, $55 filing fee. If the district crosses multiple counties, You file in the most populous county, refer to page 21 of the 2014 Candidate Guide.
Signatures from different counties must be on their own petition, i.e. Lucas county signatures must be on one set of petitions, Wood county signatures must be on their own set of petitions, etc. If counties are mixed on one petition packet, only the signatures from one county will count.
Filing deadline for these seats is August, 2016 (Look on Page 5 of the 2014 Candidate Guide)
Ohio – Board of Education
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